Don’t Impose Mandatory Fees for Christmas Parties – Sec. Briones

Mandatory Fees for Christmas Parties

Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones advised students, teachers and other members of the school community not to impose mandatory fees or contributions in throwing Christmas parties this holiday season. “Contributions have to be voluntary,” the Education secretary said on a “24 Oras” report by Tina Panganiban-Perez on Wednesday. Briones also encouraged those in the education sector to be mindful about sources of funds. “These are decisions on a school to school basis. For example, in the school where I finished my undergraduate class, we do not solicit from…

Teach Computer Programming in Grade Schools – Sen. Pimentel

programming for Grade schools

Pimentel Urges DepEd to Teach Computer Programming to Graders Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to include teaching code, known as computer programming, in the K-12 program in grade school. “Coding is now an essential skill due to the prevalence of computers in our daily lives. It should be treated like reading, writing, and arithmetic, not just as a career option,” Pimentel said in a statement Wednesday. In the present K-12 program, ccomputer programming is offered only as a course in senior high school,…